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Hosts Jac and Nat are fresh out of college and studying for the Foreign Service Officer Test. Unfortunately, they have quickly realized how little they know about world history. Join them each week as they sit down and have a conversation about influential moments in history and ask, “How did we not know that?”.

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God Save The Queen?

God Save The Queen?

2021-07-2835:42

From the absolute monarchies in medieval times to the soft, elderly Queen Elizabeth II today, have you ever wondered how the British Monarchs got to this point? In this episode, Jac and Nat discuss the various events that led to the English royals' loss of power as well as the fall of several other European monarchies. 📦 ORDER YOUR HDWNKT STICKER HERE!: https://account.venmo.com/u/hdwnkt  💛Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat  📄Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com Follow Us On Social Media 🎉: 🐦Twitter: @HDWNKT 📸 Instagram: @HDWNKT 🕺Tik Tok: @HDWNKT 🖥YouTube: @HDWNKT Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt   --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
The relationship between Iran and the US has always been a rough one, and in today's episode we're going to highlight one of the major events that has shaped this relationship. The Iran Hostage Crisis defined the future of US-Iran relations, changed the course of the Carter Administration's success, and devastated the lives of several American diplomats. In this episode, Nat and Jac learn about the Iran Hostage Crisis and reflect on the risks associated with public service and diplomacy. 📦 ORDER YOUR HDWNKT STICKER HERE!: https://account.venmo.com/u/hdwnkt  💛Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat  📄Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com Follow Us On Social Media 🎉: 🐦Twitter: @HDWNKT 📸 Instagram: @HDWNKT 🕺Tik Tok: @HDWNKT 🖥YouTube: @HDWNKT Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt   --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
Who Has The Drugs?

Who Has The Drugs?

2021-07-1442:34

Efforts to stamp out the drug trade in Latin America have been met with horrific violence and retaliation. As countries struggle to combat drug trafficking, the severity of conflict continues to grow more widespread. So, how did we get here? In this episode, Jac explains the history of the drug trade, what has been done to combat it, and where we are now. If you or someone you know are struggling with substance abuse or addiction, there are resources to help:  SAMHSA National Helpline Confidential free help, from public health agencies, to find substance use treatment and information. 1-800-662-4357 Check out our episode  'Why Are We So Obsessed With Latin America?' to learn more about the Nicaraguan Contra! 📦 ORDER YOUR HDWNKT STICKER HERE!: https://account.venmo.com/u/hdwnkt  💛Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat  📄Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com Follow Us On Social Media 🎉: 🐦Twitter: @HDWNKT 📸 Instagram: @HDWNKT 🕺Tik Tok: @HDWNKT 🖥YouTube: @HDWNKT Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt   --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
In this episode, we are joined by a very special guest, Becky from the Halfie Project! Becky shares with us the history of K-Pop and how influential events and domestic politics have shaped the Korean music scene throughout the years. Thanks again to Becky for this amazing episode!  Please check out the Halfie Project podcast and YouTube channel hosted by Becky and Cedric:  The Halfie Project: https://www.thehalfieproject.com/ Watch our Youtube playlist of the songs and videos mentioned in this episode: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrp3Ct4U8l3nNGqJtGGWlDot4NusZkoJw 📦 ORDER YOUR HDWNKT STICKER HERE!: https://account.venmo.com/u/hdwnkt  Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt   Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat  Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
In this episode of the miniseries "What's Going On?", Nat breaks down the violent conflict developing in Ethiopia between rebels in the region of Tigray and the federal government. 📦 ORDER YOUR HDWNKT STICKER HERE!: https://account.venmo.com/u/hdwnkt  Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt   Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat  Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
Study abroad is expensive, but luckily there are scholarships available to help! In this guest episode, we talk about the founding of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship as well as application tips and deadlines. Special thanks to our guest for this week, Sarah, the host of 'A Gilman Podcast'!  Check out A. Gilman Podcast here! 🎙 The Gilman Scholarship Official Website: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/ Sarah's email: sarah.a.murrayy@gmail.com 📦 ORDER YOUR HDWNKT STICKER HERE!: https://account.venmo.com/u/hdwnkt  Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt   Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat  Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
The days of everyone else getting rich off of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Doge without you are OVER! In this Econ With Jac Episode, Jac explains what cryptocurrencies are, why people like them, and most importantly how to invest! Referral Links For Some Perks:  💰 Robinhood + 1 Free Stock 🤝  https://join.robinhood.com/hdwnkt 💰 Coinbase + 10 dollars of Bitcoin🤝  https://coinbase.com/join/hdwnkt 📦 ORDER YOUR HDWNKT STICKER HERE!: https://account.venmo.com/u/hdwnkt  Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt   Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat  Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
Fritz Haber is arguably one of the most influential people in the world, and yet most listeners probably haven't heard his story before. He's the reason most of us exist today, and yet he's also responsible for thousands of lives. In this episode, Nat dives into the complicated and tragic life of Fritz Haber and asks the question: how much virtue is necessary to outweigh the sins in a person's life? Paul Barach's article for Medium.com: https://medium.com/the-mission/the-tragedy-of-fritz-haber-the-monster-who-fed-the-world-ec19a9834f74 ORDER YOUR HDWNKT STICKER HERE!: https://account.venmo.com/u/hdwnkt Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt    Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat    Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
In the first episode of Nat's new current events miniseries "What's Going On?", we dive into the province of West Papua and its pursuit towards independence from Indonesia.  ORDER YOUR HDWNKT STICKER HERE!: https://account.venmo.com/u/hdwnkt  Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt     Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat     Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
Japan Occupied Korea?

Japan Occupied Korea?

2021-05-2636:58

!!!TRIGGER WARNING: This Episode Contains Discussion on Sexual Assault, Listener Discretion is Advised  Did you know Korea was officially annexed by Japan for over 30 years? In this episode, Jac covers one of the most brutal chapters of colonial rule in the world and uncovers the dark events of the Japanese occupation of Korea.  Asian Boss Interviews with Kim Bok Dong and Estelita Dy: Estelita Dy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7FXmsLBqNI Kim Bok Dong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsT97ax_Xb0 ORDER YOUR HDWNKT STICKER HERE!: https://account.venmo.com/u/hdwnkt Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt    Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat    Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
In this Econ With Jac minisode, Jac covers the history and clear definition of the three most popular economic and political theories: Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism. Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt   Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat   Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
Most Americans will be shocked to learn that once upon a time on the opposite of the world, the US held a colonial territory in the Philippines. Even for a podcast that's dedicated to asking the question "How did we not know that?", this one's a real head-scratcher. Why was US involvement in the Philippines so quickly forgotten, and how can those of us in the present bring more awareness to the atrocities that were committed in the past? In this episode, Nat covers the Philippine-American War and America's nearly 50-year-long presence on the archipelago. Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt   Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat   Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
In the year 1898, the once-mighty Spanish empire crumbled within a matter of months. Who was there to pick up the pieces? None other than the young but ambitious nation of the United States of America. In the Season 3 opener, Nat presents the highly-anticipated episode on the Spanish-American War. Listen to how the former British colony acquired a few territories for itself and became a major player on the international stage. Thank you to all of our listeners for supporting us all the way to our third season!  Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt   Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat   Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
Who Are The Viet Minh?

Who Are The Viet Minh?

2021-04-0724:53

What does independence mean to you? In our season 2 finale episode, Jac covers the underdogs of the French Indochina War and their fight for freedom. Special thank you to our History Heroes (Patrons) for choosing this week's topic! Also a big thank you to all of our listeners for your support, we hope you enjoyed season 2 and we can't wait to see you for season 3! Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt   Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat   Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
What even is Economics? This Econ With Jac Episode does one thing only, and it's to break down what Economics is, in very simple terms. After noticing we started on some complex economic theories, Jac felt it would be a good idea to get us all on the same page again.  Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt   Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat   Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
Zanzibar's long history of racial and socioeconomic tensions has forced us to confront some difficult questions. What happens when the fight against injustice turns into ethnic cleansing? In this episode, Nat covers Zanzibar's 1964 Revolution and the existing political issues that haunt the group of semi-autonomous islands to this day.  Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt  Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat  Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
In the second part of the miniseries on theories of international relations, Nat discusses the theory of liberalism.  Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt  Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat  Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
Teamwork makes the dream work, but what happens when your mates turn against you? In this episode, Jac covers the incredible story of the Balkan Wars; where the Balkan League, a quadruple alliance, helped free territory from under Ottoman Rule and set the stage for World War 1. Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt  Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat  Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
Chile was a strong constitutional government with a long history of democracy until September 11, 1973, when it all came crashing down. Augusto Pinochet Ugarte ruled Chile with an iron fist for 17 years and was the mastermind of thousands of tortures, disappearances, and murders. In this episode, Nat breaks down the timeline of Pinochet's regime and asks the essential question: how fast can a democracy fall?  Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt  Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat  Study Guides and Show Notes: www.hdwnkt.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
Everybody has an opinion! In another episode of the Econ With Jac series, Jac covers Monetarist Economics: a direct criticism of Keynesian Economics. Tweet us @HDWNKT with your thoughts on an Econ With Jac mini-series! Check out FSO Compass here: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt Help us improve the quality of our podcast by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HowDidWeNotKnowThat --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support
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Arielle Niss

Love this show for many reasons but mostly because the topics are often ones I’ve never really explored. Thanks for creating!

Jun 8th
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